LoveLula January Box 2017

Subscription boxes reminds me much of all the book clubs I joined as a child, it was like Christmas all over once a month! While I’m not fond of the blindfold boxes, with LoveLula you know you can only expect what they offer in store, and if you like or are curious of the brands they stock there’s a very small chance of getting disappointed!
A few weeks ago I got the LoveLula January Box and it was fun discovering new green brands!

BalmBalm Face Balm and APPLE & BEARS Bergamot & Green Tea Luxurious Body Silk

APPLE & BEARS | Bergamot & Green Tea Luxurious Body Silk

This body lotion is said to improves the overall appearance of the skin with natural active skin firming ingredients. It’s got a nice fresh scent of bergamot and green tea which is not too strong. I really like the fluid texture of it. It’s more like a body milk and it hydrates my legs very well.

BALM BALM | Face Balm

The ingredients in this one is 100% organic. And while it’s called “Face Balm”, it technically can be used and is ideal for for dry skin, hands, lips, cracked skin and more! The scent, however, is quite strong and noted in this one, but does a good job in treating dry skin. It comes out granular, or maybe it’s the cold weather that’s made either the shea butter or the beeswax harden into tiny granules? Anyway, it doesn’t matter, as the balm melts right in!

REN EverCalm Day Cream and Laidbare Pack Your Bags Eye Cream

LAIDBARE | Pack Your Bags

First of all, what clever name, love it! This eye cream came in full size, which is 30ml and its active ingredient is Buckwheat Wax; help reduce puffiness and dark circles. But also Eyebright, shea butter, green tea and b5 is in the mix!
The formula feels slightly thick when you get it out on your finger, but sinks in nice and fast. However, I like to use it as an overall face cream; as it’s light but hydrating. Laidbare also gives you the bonus tip of using it as an effective treatment for neck contouring and brightening dull skin!

REN | Evercalm Day Cream

I’ve tested out a few things from REN in the past here if you want to check!

This moisturizer is formulated to leave sensitive, reactive skin optimally hydrated, calmed, soothed and protected. It’s quite scented for being for sensitive skin, so I would still suggest caution. Nonetheless, the moisturizer feels good and hydrating on the skin, and so far I haven’t noticed any irritation or new blemishes popping up. 

John Masters Organic Evening Primrose Shampoo and Bass Wooden Bristle Brush

JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS | Evening Primrose Shampoo

I’ve tested John Masters Lavender Rosemary Shampoo for normal hair before, and I remember liking it and being quite impressed of how normal and clean my hair felt – compared to other natural shampoos in the same price range. But I wasn’t quite sold on it as it made my hair feel dry and porous.

The Evening Primrose shampoo is recommended for dry, damaged or colored hair. While my hair is neither of those things, I still tested it out to compare with the Lavender shampoo. It’s got a scent close to that of Khadi Viola body oil, think: patchouli and ylang ylang.

I was worried it would weigh my hair down as many shampoos for dry hair usually does, but weirdly enough, it didn’t. The Evening Primrose shampoo felt quite similar to the Lavender shampoo, but minus the dry feel; it somehow still managed to give my hair volume and was surprisingly a better match for my hair. But can also be due to the current winter dryness? Either way I got a bit stunned how balanced my hair felt though I’m on the more oilier side, and would definitely recommend it to people who feel that the regular shampoo feels too drying.

Total value of the January Beauty Box is £37 and a subscription starts at £17.50 for International and £12.50 for UK residents, which is almost half of its worth!
Get yours here!

*I’ve been kindly given a subscription of the LoveLula box as a part of the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Program (LLABP).
My thoughts remain my own.